Using these travel tips, you can have a fantastic trip by being well prepared! Realizing on the way to your destination you forgot your medicine or the baby spoons, then arriving to wrinkled clothes and overflowed shampoo will certainly dampen the start of your trip. We’ve got you covered with helpful travel tips to bypass that craziness.
Here are some travel tips for getting through security, packing, and leaving your home secure.
Security and Carry-On Baggage
Toiletries is a main concern with travelers. The TSA uses the 3-1-1 method for carry-on baggage. 3 ounces or smaller containers of liquids or gels can be in a 1 quart size, clear plastic, zip-top bag with 1 bag per person. Do not fill 3 ounce containers to the top or they may overflow due to pressure. Exceptions include baby formula, breast milk, and baby food while traveling with a small child, medications, liquids or gels for diabetics or other medical needs. Any of these must be declared to a security officer for screening. You may pack other liquids/gels in your checked baggage.
Lighters are not allowed at all.
Visit www.tsa.gov for the latest security policies and other travel tips.
Packing Travel Tips
- Globally, everyone is more relaxed than in the past. A black dress or blue jacket will get you through most any entertainment.
- Leave your finer jewelry at home so there’s no chance of losing them or loss by theft.
- To lower the wrinkle level, try stacking two pieces on top of each other and then fold together. Unpacking as soon as you arrive and hanging whatever you can will help, too.
- Always keep electronics, jewelry, medications, and travel documents in your carry-on baggage.
- Be sure each piece of baggage has your name and phone number on the inside and outside of it.
Travel Tips on Leaving Your Home
- Remember to make plans for your pets.
- Don’t advertise over social media when you’ll be leaving.
- Ask a trusted neighbor to pick up mail and paper.
- Put a timer on an indoor lamp to come on at night.
- Try to pack the car in the garage with the door closed.